The Beloved Community by Charles Marsh
The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil
Rights Movement to Today
Basic Books, 2005
(292 pages, $26.00, hardcover)
reviewed by Heather Ferngren Morton
During the final days of the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed a victorious if beleaguered group of protesters at the Holt Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Though the Supreme Court had recently declared segregation of public transportation facilities illegal, King reminded his audience that a mere legal victory was not their ultimate goal. “The end is re . . .
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